Blogtoberfest 2012 - Day 23 - A Good Chuckle!

I was reading about conducting interviews as part of research surveys, and got a really good chuckle out of one observation made by the author of my social science textbook (Earl Babbie).  He talks about how interviewers should dress similar to the subjects they will be interviewing, then goes on to say:

To the extent that the interviewer's dress and grooming differ from those of the respondents, it should be in the direction of cleanliness and neatness in modest apparel.  If cleanliness is not next to godliness, it appears at least to be next to neutrality.
I find it's a rare textbook that can bring a smile to my face.  Babbie's is definitely one of them!


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